Poems That Inspire
~If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again~ by Diane Loomans
If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later. I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less. I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes. I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars, I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often,
I would be firm less often and affirm much more. I’d model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love